​PRESS STATEMENT: 21 July 2015

Following a meeting at the Ministry of Transport in Paris on Monday 20 July, with the participation of SCOP SeaFrance, Groupe Eurotunnel and DFDS, it has been announced that the blockade in Calais will be lifted and the port of Calais will re-open fully from 12 noon CET on Tuesday 21 July.

DFDS’ first sailing from Dover to Calais was the 10.15 from Dover on Tuesday 21 July.

Carsten Jensen, senior vice president and head of DFDS ​in the UK said: “We will continue talks in Paris in a constructive way and we are delighted that we can now resume a full service between Dover and Calais.

“Our first sailing from Dover to the port of Calais was the 10.15 today and two vessels will operate a full service on the route from this time. We are very happy to resume our normal service between Dover and Calais and our customers will no longer be affected by the industrial action in Calais.” 

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